JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Whole Foods, Chapel Hill. Pale orange pour, very clean looking with a scrim of foam. Soft and understated hops in the nose, very much on the dry end of the spectrum. Smooth drinker, very very clean but unfortunately at the expense of much depth of character. Slight notes of pineapple and tangerine, but mostly just medium pine and not much backbone.
Metalhead (640) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2010 This is one odd beer. Aroma was stumping me til I read a few reviews. Initial aroma is tropical fruit/spruce/hops. Kinda put me off at first because it reminded me of old yard clippings. First couple sips the same. After a couple minutes that faded into just a crisp clean easy drinking IPA. Yea,as long as I let each glass sit a few minutes this stuff goes down like flavored water. Something like $9 a six.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear apple juice color with small white head that leaves some lace. Aroma of strong simcoe hops (pungent fruit) along with big pine and some citrus. Taste is bitter and has lots of simcoe bite. A fairly unique IPA that overall is enjoyable, though it lacks the malt base to adequately balance the dominating simcoe/chinook.
PorterPounder (6422) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Eagan, Mn. - 22 oz bomber - dark orange pour with a nice off white head. Solid spruce like aroma. Flavor has elements of mint, some good solid citrus and a hint of toffee.. thick, rich mouthfeel.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is grapefruit and big resin. appearance is well polished darkened amber. flavor is well bittered grapefruit and mown lawns. very fresh and nearly floral. super sessionable.
Suttree (5646) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange or copper with a white head. Flinty, citrusy aroma, with some sweetness. Nicely quaffable without being too heavy, lots of citrusy hop bitterness. Fairly unbalanced, with only a little bit of caramel maltiness. But, y’know, balance is overrated anyway. Tasty brew...
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. transparent corporate apple juice appearance with a slightly off-white, yet very frothy and lace-inducing set of suds atop. Nose had sweetness underneath and tropical fruit hop notes on top peaking to an almost fresh hop bud smell followed by more sweetness taking over the fruity notes. Flavors reiterate the tropical fruits in the nose spitting forth waves of pineapple, passion fruit, unripe mango, maybe some guava. Overall its on the dry side of sweet..does that make sense? Who cares. Lots of fruity notes, as I’ve said..with dry yet soft bitterness over a nuetral foundation of sweetness. In any event, its clean and fruit, and accents the fruity hop notes, backs them with adequate sweetness, tingles the senses with a burst of dry bitterness...and ends soft and gentle, yet evident..
msante79 (2216) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Barley’s Brewhaus. Pours golden orange with white head. Aromas of hops, pine, light citrus, and some malt. Flavors of bitter hops, pine, citrus, and some caramel malt. Finishes bitter hops. Nicely balance IPA and available at a good price.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear orange with thick, but not too thick white head. Ringed lacing. Aroma is hoppy citrus, with ’ bietjie pine. Hoppy tangeriney flavour, Well balanced, this is not over hopped. Thirst quenching with a lasting all over the tongue finish.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle served in a Stella glass. Poured a clear gold with a finger of white head. Nice piney hop aroma with some malt. Fair amount of hop bitterness to start, but a good balance of malt. Nice lacing on the glass. Medium bodied. A little vegetal with the hops dinged my score a bit. Drying finish from the hops. Decent beer, pretty drinkable.